October 24, 2020

Gadget of the week

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It’s the beginning of the algorithmic blockbuster By Devindra Hardawar From engadget Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ is terrible, but that doesn’t matter to Netflix By most accounts, Netflix’s big-budget Will Smith blockbuster Bright is one of the worst movies of the year. It has a 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes — critics don’t just dislike it; […]

Newly-discovered species of parasitic wasp named after Brad Pitt

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By Enrico de Lazaro From Sci News An international team of scientists has described a previously unknown species of wasp from South Africa and has named it Conobregma bradpitti, after the American actor and producer Brad Pitt. Conobregma bradpitti belongs to a widespread group of wasps parasitizing moth and butterfly caterpillars. “These wasps lay their eggs […]

Sony GC’s emails leaked in ongoing hacker fallout

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By Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. general counsel Leah Weil reportedly argued against a company policy of saving all emails and in favor of instituting a regular purge. Ironically, she made the argument in one of the many Weil emails hacked and made public by a group calling itself Guardians of the […]